Mombasa County Leaders Commit to Peace

Women and youth play a significant role in promoting national cohesion and integration in Kenya. In order to build their capacities as major stakeholders in peace-building, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) hosted selected youth and women leaders from Mombasa County for a workshop on 18th September 2017. The activity was aimed at promoting equality of opportunity, good relations, harmony and peaceful co-existence among communities at in the region.

The workshop also provided a platform for the stakeholders to discuss the need to appreciate ethnic, racial and political diversity in Kenya. Principles of good citizenship, dispute resolution, and non-violent approaches to conflict resolution were explored.

The highlight of the event was the signing of the peace pledge. At least 100 leaders present pledged to promote peace and respect for diversity by signing the NCIC Peace and Accountability Charter. The youth representatives also took the opportunity to develop work plans for local peace initiatives that they would implement in their communities for the next six months. During the forum, the Commission enhanced its network and collaboration through grassroots organizations such as HURIA, HAKI AFRICA, and the County Government.

 

 

 

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